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in california making it the 13th state to open the polls early 29 days before the november 6 election. >> early voting exists. the voters can come in and vote early and avoid mad rushes and crowds and waiting to the last minute. >> reporter: it wasn't a mad rush at the alameda county registrar's office in oakland. the only place you can vote early in this. mary came in from pleasanton. she could have voted by mail but tried that last time and her vote didn't count. >> we were away on election day and i had turned in two absentee requests ballots and my husband got his and i didn't get mine. so i didn't get to vote. >> reporter: so this is a ballot for alameda county, the city of berkeley, there's four different cards, there's 39 different things to vote on, there's 93 choices including -- well, here's the man running for mayor who calls himself da mayor and he is nextzachary running wolf and tom bates who is the mayor. 93 separate choices you have to make. so be prepared to spend some time here. >> i have already pretty well made my mind up on the propositions and the candidates. >> reporter: t
on california's same-sex marriage ban pr 8. the archbishop himself did not mention me-sex marriage in his welcoming address but he did address his own recent dui arrest in san diego. >> i cannot, though, adequately express my gratitude to you all for the outpouring of love, support and promises of prayers i received in the wake of the regrettable mistake in judgment i made with regard to my driving and for which i apologize. >> he is about the most antigay catholic person they could find to do this. this is done with a reason to tell gay families they will never be treated equally in this country. >> reporter: now, this three- hour ceremony was attended by the vatican's ambassador to the united states as well as two cardinals. so what does this mean for the future of relationships between the catholic archdiocese in san francisco and others? we'll have that at 6:00. >>> thank you. today an embattled oakland police department stepped before the public and responded to a long list of complaints. from an uptick in crime to a growing public outcry over police shootings, the department has bee
investigators are looking into to. detectives in hercules in southern california are going to be talking to figure out if the pair is also accused in a robbery and carjacking, as well. live in hercules, sharon chin, cbs 5. >>> breaking news out of the east bay. west oakland specifically. police are chasing that man, that suspect on an atv, a four wheeler. this apparently started west of the coliseum. we don't know why police are trying to chase him down. but again, police are not far behind him. this is in west oakland. we have chopper 5 over it as you saw. we'll get our picture back and get you updates as soon as we get them. >>> well, a little good news. california gas prices leveled out. but there's new information that could keep the volatility going for months. it's coming straight out of the bay area. ken bastida live with mobile 5 at the chevron refinery in richmond to explain. >> are you tired of pain 4.60 to $4.80 a gallon? the bad news is you will have it pay for it a little longer because an internal memo came out of chevron today stating that the refinery repairs will not be
in southern california who came up this morning. >> how many miles is that. >> about 400. >> when are you going back. >> after the game. got to work tomorrow morning. >> oh to be young again. >> yeah a quick 22 hour day. what the heck. that's the crowd trying to get in. the game's supposed to start right now. i'm not sure they're going make it i'm excited i did a live shot in front of this crowd and nobody did anything goofy. >> those marines probably jogged all the way back. >> i love what they're doing. >> mike sugar man at the ballpark. >> san francisco can't welcome the golden state warriors for another few years but today we got a detailed look at the new arena. the 740,000 square foot venue located on the water at peers 30 and 32. it will seat around 72,500 fans. practice facilities, meeting rooms and even a movie theater. they hope to have the arena built by 2017. >> didn't you check my signature? and they said we haven't done that in over ten years. >> out of thousand of dollars because of check fraud without much help from your bank. what you can do to protect yourself. >> it's f
house. >>> in california, 10% of parents exempt their children from the mandatory school vaccinations. yesterday, governor brown signed a new law making vaccine waivers tougher to get. but a last-minute change is giving parents a new out. >> reporter: at tri-valley pediatrics, this 10-month-old is getting a flu shot. his mother talked to the doctor before making her decision. >> we definitely rely on our pediatrician as an expert. we put our son's health in his hands. >> reporter: a new california law aims to have more parents talking to their pediatrician before they are allowed to reject mandatory vaccines. >> overall, i think it's a step in the right direction. >> reporter: under current state law, before attending school or daycare, kids are required for certain vaccinations, and kids can opt out filing a personal belief exemption. this law doesn't change that but makes the process tougher. parents will have to get a signature from a licensed health care practitioner first. >> we want the real facts rather than things they hear from the internet or friends and family. >> reporter:
that debate. cbs news showed vice president biden won about 50% to congressman ryan's 31%. here in california, the margins a little narrower. >>> both joe biden and paul ryan got right back on the campaign trail hoping to build on any post debate momentum. cbs reporter danielle nottingham shows us how both sides are claiming victory. >> reporter: vice president joe biden continues to play offense in wisconsin friday. >> it's time romney and ryan and the republican congress take a pledge to the middle class people saying we're going to level the playing field. >> reporter: a day after a spirited vice-presidential debate. >> with all due respect that's a bunch malarkey. >> watch out, middle class, the tax bill is coming to you. >> reporter: both candidates headed back to the campaign trail. >> i feel great. >> reporter: paul ryan stopped for breakfast with his family before teaming up with mitt romney in ohio. >> there was one person on the stage with thoughtfulness who was respectful -- >> yeah! >> -- who was steady and poised. >> yeah! >> reporter: the obama campaign said the vice president
. california's ballot initiatives are no exception. but as cbs 5 political reporter grace lee tells us, not always clear who is writing the checks. >>> reporter: no, it's not. two of the best funded ballot measures are proposition 30, that's the governor's tax initiative, and proposition 32 which would ban payroll deductions for political purposes. now, both are getting a lot of attention because there is so much money involved. this election 290 million has been spent on 11 ballot initiatives. props 30 and 32 got the most a combined $197 million out of that $290 million. and now an unknown group from out of state is contributing millions. it's spurring all kinds of political pushing, especially from governor brown. >>> reporter: governor brown will be working through the weekend stuffing for his own tax initiative proposition 30 which would raise the sales tax a quarter percent and increase state income tax on the rich. >> have you seen the surveys? there are four separate polls that show the margin is 10 to 12%. that's the way it is today and between now and election day we'll make t
. the state of california has added one chemical flame retardant to its list of cancer- causing chemicals but no one seems to know which chemicals are in which sofas so they are all getting a prop 65 warning label what they do know if your couch was purchased in california, it likely contains pounds of chemical flame retardants added to comply with a 1970s state flammability standard. >> supposed to withstand the 12- second open flame. >> reporter: this scientist explains that's the 40-year-old requirement of tb-117. but it only applies to the foam inside the furniture which is why manufacturers douse it with chemicals. he demonstrates in an actual fire it's the fabric that catches first and once it's ignited he says the chemicals have little effect except to produce toxic smoke and carbon monoxide. and because the flame retardants migrate and set until dust studies found high levels of the toxic chemical in toddlers, breast milk and babies, as well. >> we do know it lowers iq that it slows brain development. >> reporter: the state senator is relieved a reduced standard may eliminate thes
is work up the california coastline. where it will be tomorrow will give us the same counterclockwise flow but now it's an onshore flow. that means about 10 or 15 degrees cooler widespread with some areas on the peninsula or the coast like downtown san francisco 20 or 25 degrees cooler tomorrow. then low pressure is just going to kind of sit right over top of the bay area this weekend which means highs just about everywhere near the bay. we'll only be in the 60s and coming up for the top of next week, there is actually the chance of rain showers. so a significant weather change which begins tomorrow. look at the highs for tomorrow. oakland down to 72. concord down from 102 to 84. and san jose down from near 100 to 81 degrees. milpitis your high tomorrow 80. palo alto 79. still nice, just not as hot. 80s for walnut creek and san ramon, dublin 86, vallejo 75. downtown san francisco only 67. san leandro 73. novato 78 degrees. look at the extended forecast. friday, saturday, sunday, barely making 80 inland. right around 70 near the bay and next week, there is the chance of a few rain showers.
to be just a west coast phenomenon primarily in california. what you have is you have low inventories and you have refinery problems. >> reporter: the chevron refinery fire in richmond was just the beginning. a power failure at an exxon refinery in torrence and several other unit shutdowns have cut supplies. the low inventories caught a lot of distributors empty- handed. and the ones with gas are jacking up prices. now it's the drivers who are running on empty. >> i might get maybe a quarter tank on 20 bucks. >> reporter: that's all he can afford for now. ironically, crude prices are actually dropping. so if there's any silver lining in this, it's that the price spike probably won't last. >> when you see something relate to supply issues related to refinery problems, whacks is as soon as those problems get presolved, and they tend to happen, you know, relatively quickly, prices tend to drop off fairly fast. >> reporter: of course, no one knows when prices are going to start leveling off and then come down but it can't come soon enough. some gas stations in california are starting to run out
the presidential campaign. dan hurd: when i was a child, california was a leader in education funding. erika derry: and the fact that california isn't making it a priority frustrates me. dan hurd: i'm ashamed of that, and i don't want this to continue for my daughter. brenda kealing: prop 38 is going to bring a lot of money to our schools. suzan solomon: the money stays at the school site. cade derry: what i would really like to see is that the teachers... that were laid off come back to the school. navaz hurd: a smaller class size. navaz hurd: as a mom i want that. as a teacher i want that. >>> developing news out of syria. pressure in the united nations has forced syrian forces to back away from the turkish border. turkey is firing back after a syrian mortar shell landed in its country. no injuries have been reported so far. this follows wednesday's shelling of a turkish town that killed five civilians. >>> a new government report shows the unemployment line is shrinking and more americans are finding jobs. the latest job numbers surprised wall street could have an impact on the presidential rac
satirical spin on the budget crisis facing california public schools. with the parents often trying to bridge the money gap. >> ptas can't fill this gap. now? the gap is getting bigger and bigger. we can't do enough beak bake sales. >> reporter: he has two children in elementary school in walnut creek. he joined forces to make a rap video entitled shake you down. ♪ [ music ] the story lines parents go rogue threatening local businesses. >> how many kids do you have? >> five. >> can you meet me somewhere? >> sure. >> can we text you the address? >> the message, public schools desperately need money so they are asking voters to say yes on two competing tax initiatives. propositions 30 and 38. >> they are both polling under 50% and 38 has been fighting 30 and so forth and we're in danger of having neither one pass. >> reporter: that's not contradictory? >> no. i'm hoping that it sends a message to the state that education funding is crucial. >> reporter: and it is a real concern. negative ads like this one for prop 38 could mean both propositions fail. reportedly, that's one of th
efforts in ohio instead of holding a rally. >>> there is no holding back here in california. there's a media blitz surrounding the state ballot measures but there are a few propositions flying under the radar. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee on the ones you're not hearing much about. grace. >>> reporter: perhaps not completely forgotten but they have definitely been quiet considering the nonstop campaigning of some of the props. as we found in looking into three initiatives, there is a reason we're not hearing a lot about them. >>> reporter: >> redistricting, state tax law, and budgeting cycles are not hot button issues and they are not easy to understand. >> reporter: they're not exciting and sexy. >> no, they are not exciting. they're not sexy. >> reporter: but they are important. let's start with proposition 31. vote yes and it would change the legislature's budget cycle from one to two years. supporters say it would allow local governments more planning time because they would know in advance how much money they get. and in gives the governor the power to reduce spending if
california so chance of a shower lingers right through tomorrow night. warming trend though begins on thursday and by this weekend we'll be near 80 degrees inland so a couple of days of cool weather. this is why that low pressure that's abeam san francisco, watch what happens as it nears the shoreline. the radar begins to get lit up a little bit. those showers are 70 miles offshore. there's not much and it's mostly moving to the south and east. but nevertheless because it's so close, there is the potential that we squeeze out a little bit of that by tomorrow night. tonight there's just a little chance of a few sprinkles. we'll have a few clouds around the mountains aside from that a nice evening for the bay area. there is another perspective. from high atop the west coast you can see that low that's close to the bay area but it is going to be moving south. so we'll get a south bay shower chance by tomorrow afternoon. and out the door tomorrow morning, variable clouds and temperatures in the mid-50s should be dry in the early going but as we look at what the atmosphere should be doi
on leave pending an investigation. >>> a tiny bone from a california mass murder case could be a big break in a decades old bay area kidnapping. the three inch bone fragment belonging to an unidentified child was found in a well in linden a mass grave for the "speed freak" killers wesley shermantine and loren herzog. it's possible it could belong to 9-year-old michaela garecht who was kidnapped in hayward in 1988. shermantine has linked herzog to her disappearance but the bone fragment was mistakenly mixed in with the remains of another victory and only recently discovered. >> i tended to kind of dismiss it. i pretty much ignored that investigation all along. if this is michaela, then it breaks my heart that she is laying in that place for all this time. >> initial tests on the bone fragment have been inconclusive. so now it has been sent to an out-of-state lab. results are expected to take a few weeks. >>> tonight this husband and wife considered persons of interest in the murder of retired bay area teacher susie ko. police arrested darnell washington and his wife tania at gunpoint yester
down as fast as it went up. that was unbelievable. >>> reporter: in early october california's average prices some places topped $5 but that pain at the pump is easing. last week drivers were paying $4.67 in san francisco, this week $4.49. oakland last week 4.59 compared to 4.37 this week and in san jose the average prices dropped from 4.58 to 4.38. aaa says it's because the governor authorized the early switchover to the cheaper winter blend of gasoline and the supply troubles at california refineries have been resolved. do you buy it? >> no. not at all. i think it's -- i think there's too much of a monopoly by the major oil companies quite frankly. >> reporter: other factors include big corporations cut their earnings forecasts raising problems about economic growth and old-fashioned supply and demand. >> i thought it would come down because people can't pay $5 a gallon. >> reporter: but it really is a situation of buyer beware. >> i shopped three or four different gas stations and there's about 80 cents difference between two gas stations right now. >> reporter: this concord statio
: now stevens grew up here in california. spent a lot of time as many bay area people know, attending uc berkeley and going to law school as well. he called the bay area his home for years and years before joining the peace corp and being shipped overseas. there are a lot of dignitaries here today. former secretary of state is here, u.s. senators are in attendance as well as many friends here from the bay area. and they'll remember him throughout the afternoon before they retire to one of the other offices for a small reception for family and friends. >> thank you for that. the memorial is right now on our website. >>> now breaking news, the usgs says a magnitude 4.6 earthquake struck just west of portland, maine. it was felt as far south as boston. it struck about 45 minutes ago. it was about three miles deep. so far, no reportsover damage or injuries. this is the second biggest earthquake in maine's history. >>> and we are less than an hour away from round two of the presidential debates. you are looking live at final preparations under way in new york. -- preparations are underway in
on track and he is hoping that in seven years, california could have a balanced budget. >> to do that, i am going to have to be dr. no. it is not a pleasant task. i don't know that i fully realized how much i have to be the guy to say no. but that's the vocation i have chosen. and i will exercise the fiscal discipline to keep this state moving on track. >> reporter: and the governor is famous for his frugal nature. in fact he is very proud to say he flies southwest airlines and he brings a brown bag lunch to work just to save money. as to those opposed to prop 30, a spokesman issued this statement today saying, "we all want better schools. but prop 30 guarantees no new money to the classroom and allows politicians to pen is the $50 billion on anything they want. we'll never really know where the money goes." the governor has said reputedly that the money will go to a special fund that he guarantees will go to schools and it's a fund that will be regularly audited. i'm grace lee, cbs 5. >>> with just 12 days to go before the election the road to the white house has become a well worn path th
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